Momentum Fellowship

JWRP's Leadership Development Program

Were you inspired by the Momentum Trip?

Would you like to become a leader of the JWRP movement?

Are you inspired to take leadership in your community?

Apply for the inaugural international JWRP Momentum Fellowship, a leadership program for women interested in growing their abilities to take leadership in the Jewish community.

The Momentum Fellowship will be piloted in 2017 with a group of 16-18 women, approximately four fellows from four locations: Denver, Washington DC, Toronto and Israel.

The Program

In-Person Learning

Our three-day leadership retreat and in-person sessions offer collaboration with Fellowship peers and JWRP facilitators for personal support, professional development, and accountability toward success.

Initiative development & execution

Each participant will propose an idea for a project in her local community that resonates with one of the Movement's three goals. JWRP will offer assistance and PR services to support the marketing of each fellow's initiative.

What do fellows get?

  • Three-day leadership retreat at the Pearlstone Jewish Retreat Center in Reisterstown, Maryland.
  • Seven sessions of facilitated peer-support networks
  • Being a part of an international cohort of amazing and creative women
  • Opportunity to feature your project at the JWRP Leadership Conference & online to the JWRP international community
  • Israeli Government and JWRP provide certificate of success upon completion
  • Graphic design, fundraising and PR support

How to Apply

Momentum Fellowship applications are already being accepted. Applications are due no later that April 21. To begin your application, click on the Apply Now link below.

Participation Fee

JWRP covers the majority of Fellowship-related costs.

Fellows are asked to contribute a fee of $360(Program fee is waived for Israeli participants) to be paid by the participant and/ or the participant’s organization. Participants are responsible for their own retreat related transportation costs.



Applications will be evaluated for current and potential leadership, alignment with JWRP values and capacity to contribute to and gain from the program.

Selections will be announced via email by the end of April 28, 2017

2017 Schedule

Strength Finder Thursday June 15
Fellowship Retreat June 27-29
Session #1 Wednesday, July 5 6:00-9:00 PM local time
Session #2 Wednesday, July 19 6:00-9:00 PM local time
Session #3 Wednesday, August 2 6:00-9:00 PM local time
Session #4 Wednesday, September 13 6:00-9:00 PM local time
Session #5 Wednesday, October 18 6:00-9:00 PM local time
Session #6 Wednesday, November 1 6:00-9:00 PM local time
Session #7 Wednesday, December 6 1:30-3:30 PM EST

Initiative completion by November 29
Submitting project results & photos for PR by December 15.

Steering Team

Project Director:

  • Dr. Ronit Ziv-Kreger, Director of Education, JWRP


  • Denver: Ellen Goldstein President, IntoGreat Management Partners & Susan Kramer, JWRP Director of External Relations
  • Israel: Dana Sender-Mulla, JWRP Israel Director
  • Toronto: Ilana Rubenstein, JWRP City Leader
  • Washington, DC: Orlee Turitz, Managing Director: Orlee/Golden, Leadership Coach

The JWRP Education and Leadership and Development Committee:

  • Manette Mayberg, Chair, Immediate Past President and Co-Founder of JWRP
  • Dr. Erica Brown, Director, Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership & Associate Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership, George Washington University
  • Abi Dauber Stern, Vice President for Jewish Education and Director of the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience at Hillel International
  • Michael Soberman, Senior Educational Consultant, iCenter for Israel Education
  • Sora Wolasky, Human Resources Director, Health Source Distributors

Project Coordination:

  • Jenn Fechter, Momentum Fellowship Coordinator
  • Erin Ring, JWRP Program Manager

Project Evaluation:

  • Ilana Reichman, Ilana Reichman Marketing Research and Strategy

Initial Project Planning:

  • Dana Sender-Mulla, JWRP Israel Director
  • Dr. Ronit Ziv-Kreger, JWRP Director of Education

Community of Practice Consulting:

  • Naava Frank, Director, Knowledge Communities

Selection Committee:

  • A 15-member anonymous committee.